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Turner strengthens EMEA team

Series of high profile appointments as part of the company?s commitment to expanding the regional business
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Turner CN Enterprises, the merchandising and Home Entertainment division of Turner Broadcasting EMEA, has made a series of new high-level appointments to support the growth and development of the business across the EMEA region.

Turner CN Enterprises repositioned itself in January and the new appointments and promotions will support the division’s strategic growth into digital, home video and the licensing of adult and new character brands.

Two new commercial directors lead the charge with Maria Rosaria Milone, formally the territory manager for Italy, taking the newly created role of commercial director EMEA, Brand Licensing, Consumer Products & Events and Joe Braman being appointed the commercial director for DVD, Mobile & Non Linear Distribution.

Braman will be assisted by account managers Jonathan Riesel and Francesca Ballabio and on the DVD side Marc Melton and Kelly Moore as Commercial and Product Managers respectively. Milone and Braman will report directly to Alan Fenwick, vice president, Turner CN Enterprises.

Sandra Selva-Abril is the new territory manager for France and Kathrin Schenk (pictured) has joined the business as territory manager for Germany.

Both will be responsible for managing the development of regional licensing programmes working with licensing agents Canal-Plus in France and Concept - TV & Merchandising (CTM) in Germany and both will work closely with Maria Rosaria Milone in delivering and executing the brand strategies.

Back at Turner CN Enterprises HQ in London, Jenny Brown has joined the Turner CN Enterprises team as licensing executive, Denyce Whitney as a contracts administrator and Zoe Papadopoullou is welcomed as Licensing Account Manager in the UK reporting to Graham Saltmarsh.

The Creative Team has also been significantly strengthened. Headed by Brynn Robinson and creative manager Ant Gardner with Charlotte Wallace, Rachel Cawkwell and Laura Daniel joining Charlene Ainslie on brand assurance and Camille Bouyez-Forge on board as a junior designer.

Alan Fenwick (pictured), VP of Turner CN Enterprises said: “The EMEA region is an integral part of our global licensing business Team has grown significantly to reflect the growing needs of the repositioned division that now encompasses digital, home video and the licensing of adult and character brands.

"I’m confident that the experience and expertise of these excellent candidates will add great value to the business and will help us achieve our strategic objectives in the months ahead.”

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